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Ministers to Foreign Countries—Continued.

Name. Office. Place. When ap- Remarks.
pointed.
Stanton, Stephen K. . . . Secretary of Legation. Russia. 1848
*Starkweather, David A. . En. Ex. and Min. Plen. Chili. 1854
#Steele, J. Nevitt. Chargé d'Affaires. Venezuela. 1850
Steele, William H. . 6 : { { Austria. 1849
*Stevenson, Andrew. Pn. Ex. and Min. Plen. Great Britain. 1836 || Authorized in 1838 to negotiate with
& - Greece.
#Stiles, William H. . Chargé d'Affaires. Austria. 1845
Stockton, John P. . Minister Resident. Pontifical States. 1858
Squier, Ephraim G. Chargé d'Affaires. Guatemala. 1849 || Accredited to San Salvador, Nicaragua,
( { & 4 e Commissioner. Peru. 1862 Costa Rica, and Honduras.
#Sumpter, Thomas. . Secretary of Legation. France. 1801
{ { { { Minister Plenipotentiary. | Portugal. 1809
Taylor, Bayard. . . Secretary of Legation. Russia. 1862
Taylor, Edward T. . ( & { { Colombia. 1828
Ten Eyck, Anthony. Commissioner. Sandwich Islands. 1845
Thayer, W. S. . . Consul General. Egypt. 1861
#Thompson, Waddy. En. Ex. and Min. Plen. Mexico. 1842
Thornton, James B. Chargé d'Affaires. Peru. 1836 || Authorized to negotiate a treaty with
Bolivia.
*Throop, Enos T. { { { { Two Sicilies. 1838 - -
Tod, David. . . En. Ex. and Min. Plen. Brazil. 1847
Todd, Charles S. . 6 & & 4 Russia. 1841
Trescot, William H. Secretary of Legation. Great Britain. 1852
Trist, Nicholas P. Special Agent. Spain. 1833
{ { { { e Commissioner. Mexico. 1847
Trousdale, William. IEn. Ex. and Min. Plen. Brazil. 1853
Tudor, William. Chargé d'Affaires. Brazil. 1827
Turpin, Edward A. Minister Resident. Venezuela. 1858
Vail, Aaron. . Secretary of Legation. Great Britain. 1831
{ { {{ Chargé d'Affaires. Great Britain. 1832
{ { {{ to to to Secretary of Legation. Great Britain. 1836
Van Alen, John T. . Chargé d'Affaires. Ecuador. 1849

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Ministers to Foreign Countries—Continued.

Name. Office. Place. When ap- Remarks.
pointed.
Wickliffe, Robert J. Chargé d'Affaires. Sardinia. 1848
Wilber, J. B. . . Secretary of Legation. France. 1857
*Wilkins, William. . En. Ex. and Min. Plen. Russia. 1834
Williams, James. Minister Resident. Turkey. 1858
Williams, John. . Chargé d'Affaires. Federation of the
- * Central States
of America. 1825
Williams, John G. A. . { { { % Venezuela. 1835
Williams, S. Wells. Interpreter and Secretary
. of Legation. China. 1855
Wilson, C. L. . . Secretary of Legation. England. 1861
*Wise, Henry A. . . . En. Ex. and Min. Plen. Brazil. 1844
Wise, O. Jennings. . .” Secretary of Legation. Prussia. 1853
& 4 & 4 w 4 ( & ( France. 1855
Wood, Bradford R. . Minister Resident. Denmark, 1861
Woodbury, Charles L. Chargé d'Affaires. Bolivia. 1854 || Appointment declined.
Woodside, Jonathan F. & 4 { { Denmark. 1835
Wright, Edward H. Secretary of Legation. Prussia. 1850
Wright, Joseph A. . En. Ex. and Min. Res. Prussia. 1858
Yancey, Benjamin C. . Nsinister Resident. Argentine Con- .
federation. 1858

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

PROCEEDINGS IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED CoIONIES RESPECTING “A DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN CONGRESS AssFMBLED.”

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1776.

Resolved, That the resolutions respecting independency be referred to a Committee of the whole Congress.

The Congress then resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole; and, after some time, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Harrison reported, that the Committee have taken into consideration the matter to them referred, but not having come to any resolution thereon, directed him to move for leave to sit again on Monday.

Resolved, That this Congress will, on Monday next, at 10 o'clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, to take into further consideration the resolutions referred to them.

Mond AY, JUNE 10, 1776.

Agreeable to order, the Congress resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole, to take into their further consideration the resolutions to them referred; and, after some time spent thereon, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Harrison reported that the Committee have had under consideration the matters referred to them, and have come to a resolution thereon, which they directed him to report.

The resolution agreed to in Committee of the Whole being read,

Resolved, That the consideration of the first resolution be postponed to Monday, the first day of July next ; and in the meanwhile, that no time be lost, in case the Congress agree thereto, that a Committee be appointed to prepare a declaration to the effect of the said first resolution, which is in these words: “That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown; and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.”

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 1776.

Resolved, That the Committee for preparing the Declaration consist of five. The members chosen, Mr. Jefferson, Mr. John Adams, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Sherman, and Mr. R. R. Livingston.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 1776.

A declaration of the Deputies of Pennsylvania, met in Provincial Conference, was laid before Congress and read, expressing their willingness to concur in a vote of Congress declaring the United Colonies free and independent States.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1776.

“Francis Hopkinson, one of the Delegates from New Jersey, attended and produced the credentials of their appointment,” containing the following instructions:

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